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Sendo asked
Last Modified: 2008-03-04
I would like to create/print mailing labels in Word 2000 but do not know how.
Any help?
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You can use the Envelopes and Labels command to print the same address on a single label, or on an entire sheet of labels. You can also use this feature to create other types of labels and cards, such as file folder labels, name badges, business cards, rotary cards, and postcards. After you create the labels, you can print them right away. Or you can save the labels in a new document for later editing and printing.

On the Tools menu, click Envelopes and Labels, and then click the Labels tab.
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In the Address box, do one of the following:
Enter or edit the address.

Insert an address from an electronic address book.

If you want to use the default return address, select the Use return address check box, and then edit the address if necessary.
Under Print, do one of the following:
To print a single label, click Single label. Then, type or select the row and column number on the label sheet for the label you want to print.

To print the same address on a sheet of labels, click Full page of the same label.
To select the label type, the type of paper feed, and other options, click Options.

If the type of label you want to use is not listed in the Product number box, you might be able to use one of the listed labels, or you can create your own custom labels.

For Help on an option, click the question mark  and then click the option.

In the Envelopes and Labels dialog box, do one of the following:
To print one or more labels, insert a sheet of labels into the printer, and then click Print.

To save a sheet of labels for later editing or printing, click New Document.


I want many peoples adresses to print and
not just one....

It could be done with MailMerge - click on Service-MailMerge, click on Main Document - Create and choose Labels. Then click on Data sourse - Get data and choose your data source (Access mdb file f.e.) Then Join, edit main document to enter necessary fields etc. Then choose Merge to new document - you'll get you want.
(I used non-English version of Word, so names of buttons etc are in my translation and could differ with yours).
Good luck!


I know it is mail merge but I get stuck in the process,so if someone is familiar with the stuff....
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Why don't you try creating a table in MS Access and then using the Label Wizrd in the reports section. This is very simple to use.

That's exactly what a described above your comment pilch.

Sorry son. Just scrolled down too fast. I thought were all going on about how to do it in Word. It is so easy in Access. Why didn't you just say for him to do it like this then instead of going on about mail-merge etc ?

Oh, I misunderstood your comment, I thought you meant create a table in Access then import that to Word.

Yes, your way is another good way.
Top Expert 2010

Click "Tools" and select "Mail merge"
Click on "Create" and in dropdown menu select "Mailing labels".
Click on "Active window".
Click on "Get Data" and in dropdown menu select "Create data source".
Add/remove features you would like displayed on your labels and then click "OK".
Word will ask you to save document.
Save it as whatever you want (Example :labels).
Then click on the "edit data source" button.
Enter all your adresses...
In Word click on the "insert merge field" button and insert whatever you like.Then setup the document for printing and away you go...


Man... this is getting anoying. If you would have read the previous posts, you would have seen that I have already stated how to do a mail merge.

For you to lock this question with your repetition of my comment is quite rude.
Top Expert 2010

senad changed the proposed answer to a comment

Mail Merge is too complicated for simple labels. For simple "quick and dirty" labels, the Tools Labels function is too clumsy in Word.  On the old Office 97 program disk if you still have it, (if you browse the cd) you'll find a folder called ValuePak.  In it is another folder called AVERYWIZ.  It is a lite version of the Avery label-making program.  I don’t believe they included it on the Office 2000 disks, but it is a free download at Avery.com.  Here’s the link to Avery:  http://www.avery.com/software/product_info.jhtml?soft_cat_code=AV_WZ
It works great for making either one label or a bunch of different labels.  By running the AveryWiz setup, it will install a little red "A" icon on your Word toolbar.  Click it and I believe you'll find the program very simple to understand and use.  Let me know.  Hope this is what you're looking for.

Is there a reason I only got a C?


uppss...a mistake!Sorry....


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